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Medicare

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  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
  • 75 years after Gehrig's speech, frustration, hope surround disease

    It has been 75 years since baseball icon Lou Gehrig declared himself the "luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite a diagnosis at age 35 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease with no cure. In the years since, polio has been virtually...
  • In major cities, health deserts

    MILWAUKEE Hospitals and family doctors, the mainstays of health care, are pulling out of poor city neighborhoods, where the sickest populations live. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis of data from the largest U.S....
  • Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]

    Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]
    In a recent letter, Joan Anderson expressed her concerns that Attorney General Douglas Gansler and his running mate would had been more understanding of senior issues than any other team running for governor ("Who is the candidate for seniors?" July 5)....
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Second Quarter Growth

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Thursday reported financial growth driven by its expansion of medical benefits sold to state and federal governments, Medicare-related products, and its international health care business. Net...
  • Former PUP clients now struggle with past due notices

    Former PUP clients now struggle with past due notices
    The 38,000 Florida residents who had Medicare Advantage health care coverage through Physicians United Plan have had a rocky transition since their Orlando-based provider went out of business in June. Now, some are upset by the welcome they've gotten from...
  • Options abound for post-retirement care

    With aging comes the need to get extra help whether with issues surrounding one's health or assistance with activities of daily living. Help can be as simple as having someone come into the home to clean and cook meals or as complex as diabetes...
  • Implement Medicare for All program

    Medicare, the most successful health care program ever to come out of Congress, will begin its 50th year of service to millions of older Americans this month, with an overhead rate of only 1.4 percent. Yet some are calling for a voucher system. Why?...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • $15,000 for a knee-icing machine?

    To the editor: David Lazarus' column on a knee-surgery patient's bill of more than $15,000 for a cooling machine that he didn't have to pay for after a prior operation casts a much-needed light into the darkness of health insurance companies. ("Same...